Integrate STEM, Writing, and Literacy in your classroom at the Beginning of the School Year!
Explore what you can do with a cardboard box. Students imagine, design, test, and write about a unique invention of their own. After they have built it, they write a newspaper ad selling their new invention that will change the world!
Connect to a Read Aloud: What to Do with a Box by Jane Yolen
This STEM Project is a companion activity to What to do with a Box by Jane Yolen. The book explores some of the unlimited ideas that can be created using cardboard.
The Engineering Design Process:
In this back to school STEM activity, students follow the six step Engineering Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Experiment, Improve. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
As an extension to the STEM Challenge, students write a newspaper ad about their invention!
Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM teachers, elementary librarians, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!